Work Step by Step
Step 1) 1200 + 1.10x = 2.50x Step 2) 1200 = 1.4x Step 3) x = 857.14 --- Costs for the juice company are 1200 per day plus 1.10 per bottle. They sell the bottles for 2.50 each. Let x equal the number of days needed. Set the expenses equal to the income. Solving for x, x equals 857.14. Therefore, on the 858th bottle, the company will make enough income to cover the expenses.